Ordinary diploma in Nursing program

Ordinary diploma in Nursing PROGRAM

This programme is geared towards producing innovative, creative and flexible nurses who will cope with the dynamic changes of the profession, technology and socio-economic needs. It is, therefore, expected that the graduates from this level will have aspirations to pursue higher qualifications in nursing profession. The programme adopts a modular system and will operate under semester structure. This will facilitate a large degree of flexibility for recognition of learning experiences and professional practice for the graduates’ future development.

Aims of the Programme

  1. To form a flexible course that is responsive to dynamic and rapidly changing world of work and the society;
  2. To provide nursing skills, knowledge and behaviours that is vital to learners, employers and the community;
  3. To entice self-realisation and team work skills that enable graduates to perform efficiently and aspire for higher level training;
  4. To build capacity to participate in the implementation of National Health Policy and its accompanying Operational Guidelines; and
  5. To propagate and promote moral, legal and ethical conduct among nurses and other health workers within the nursing profession and national legal framework.

Objectives

Form a carrier ladder in nursing profession practice, career advancement and more advanced a primary role for nursing management in health care service delivery;Impart appropriate basic knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to nursing practice in relation to reproductive, preventive and curative health care services in the community;

Steer creativity and innovativeness in response to challenges inherent in nursing practice and health care delivery;Inculcate a culture of teamwork and build critical thinking and problem solving skills in nursing and health care practice;

Promote a good sense of citizenship, accountability and responsibility to graduates;Stimulate life-long learning behaviour for nurses and advancement of nursing profession;Provide an international outlook of the learning content and context so as to widen learners’ advantages into regional and international labour markets.

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